Spring 2008 Award Recipients

The Herbert E. Carter Travel Award Program was established in honor of Dr. Herbert E. Carter, founding director of the GIDPs and is representative of his spirit and passion for interdisciplinary scholarship and research in higher education. The award provides up to $600 per year to GIDP students at The University of Arizona for domestic or international travel. Competition for these funds was very high and we received many innovative abstracts. The applications and abstracts reviewed by the Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs Advisory Council (GIDPAC) from stellar GIDP students make a strong statement to the significance of interdisciplinary scholarship and research at The University of Arizona.

Spring 2008 Recipients


Bridget Barker, PhD Candidate, Genetics GIDP
Gordon Research Conference on Cellular and Molecular Fungal Biology, Holderness, NH
“Evidence for Hybridization and Introgression among Coccidioides species”

Jan Egan, PhD Candidate, Cancer Biology GIDP
American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2008, San Diego, California
“Vitamin D and APC Modulate Molecular Crosstalk between β-catenin/Wnt Signaling and the Vitamin D Receptor in Colon Cancer Cells”

Jennifer S. Fang, PhD Candidate, Physiological Sciences GIDP
Experimental Biology 2008, San Diego, California 
“Connexin37 Regulation of Vascular Remodeling Following Ischemic Injury” Jennifer S. Fang, Alexander M. Simon, Janis M. Burt

Christian Graff, PhD Candidate, Applied Mathematics GIDP
International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) 16th Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada
“Computer-Generated Abdominal Phantom for Evaluation of MR Estimation Techniques”

Rong Liu, PhD Candidate, Second Language Acquisition and Teaching GIDP
The American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) 2008 Annual Convention, Washington, DC
"Efficacy of computer assisted input-based language instruction on anaphora acquisition by adult English learners”

Bryan Meadows, PhD Candidate, Second Language Acquisition and Teaching GIDPTALGS (5th Annual TESOL Applied Linguistics Graduate Student)
Conference, Greenville, NC

Rosalyn Rael, PhD Candidate, Applied Mathematics GIDP
The 13th International Symposium on Dynamic Games and Application, Wroclaw, Poland
“Evolution Reverses Competitive Outcomes”

Zelieann Rivera, PhD Candidate, Physiological Sciences GIDP
41st Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Reproduction (SSR), Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
“Residual ovarian tissue of follicle-depleted mice expresses genes for androgen synthesis and metabolism of xenobiotic compounds”

Timothy Troutman and Marek Romanowski, PhD Candidate, Biomedical Engineering GIDP
Biomedical Optics (BIOMED) Topical Meeting and Tabletop Exhibit, St. Petersburg, Florida
"Biodegradable Nanoshells for Optical Contrast and Controlled Release"

Kathleen Van Vlack, PhD Candidate, American Indian Studies GIDP
Annual Meeting for the Society for Applied Anthropology, Memphis, Tennessee 
“Environmental Multiplicity, Resilience, and the Southern Paiute Nation”

Caroline Williams, M.A. Student, American Indian Studies GIDP
Native American and Indigenous Studies Conference, Athens, Georgia
“Tribal Sovereignty and Federal Indian Policy: An Analysis of the Swinging Pendulum Theory” Caroline Williams, Martina Dawley

Laura Wright, PhD Candidate, Physiological Sciences GIDP
The Endocrine Society's 90th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California
“Turmeric and Ginger Extracts in the Prevention of Menopausal Bone Loss”

Hongmei Wu , PhD Candidate, Second Language Acquisition and Teaching
American Association for Corpus Linguistics 2008 Conference (AACL), Provo, Utah
“Corpus consultation in drafting and revising: A case study of a biomedical ESL graduate student”

Last updated 21 Jan 2016